Monday, February 06, 2006

Fayard Nicholas Dead at 91

Fayard Nicholas passed away on January 24th but I only just heard about his death today. Fayard and his younger sibling Harold constituted the famed tap dancing twosome The Nicholas Brothers who segwayed from performing in Harlem to becoming two of the most recognizable black men on the movie screens of the 1940's. After Harold (who was once married to Dorothy Dandridge) passed away in 2000, Fayard continued to make public appearances until shortly before his death. I acutely got to see Fayard at a Hollywood celebrity's and memorabilia show in Burbank last summer, when I saw him he was eating one of those ice cream drumsticks. A talented trailblazing performer he will be missed.


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